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SWOT Analysis

Through a series of campus forums, the College conducted a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analysis that provides information on how the strengths and weaknesses relate to the opportunities and threats JCCC faces based on the environmental scan.

Nearly 200 faculty, staff, and administrators participated in these forums. The president’s cabinet used the results of the SWOT analysis to develop the College’s institutional priorities and strategies.

Detailed SWOT Analysis (PDF)

Internal attributes and characteristics that assist the College in being successful:

  • Facilities
  • Reputation
  • Value/Affordable
  • Technology
  • People (faculty/staff)
  • Location
  • Caring culture
  • Resources
  • Arts (visual/performing)
  • Community

Internal attributes and characteristics that hinder the College from being successful:

  • Internal/External marketing and communication
  • Business model
  • Complacency/Slow to respond/Arrogant
  • Banner
  • Developmental education
  • Inefficiency/Bureaucracy/Silos
  • Counseling/Student advising
  • Morale/Initiative fatigue
  • Trust/Transparency/Accountability
  • Professional development/Succession planning

External factors that assist the College in being successful:

  • Student success (career counseling/pathways)
  • Mandatory student intervention
  • Online/Flexible programs/Learning partnerships (internal/external)
  • Technology
  • Marketing (targeted/program/branding)
  • Expand Career and Technical Education programs
  • Diversity
  • Continuing education
  • Emerging technology

External factors that hinder the College from being successful:

  • Funding
  • Safety/Gun laws/Policy
  • Political climate (state/federal government/Higher Learning Commission)
  • Community perception (junior college vs. community college)
  • State/Federal regulations and accountability
  • Developmental education/Underprepared students
  • Retirements/Hiring quality employees
  • Devaluing of education
  • Completion agenda
  • Student counseling